The forest products industry contributes to each parish economy in several ways, including jobs, wages and purchases in the local economies.
As summer heat creeps in, lawns are growing vigorously. The volume of calls I’m getting about lawns is growing too. Now is a time we pay them attention.
An annual bluegrass called Poa annua consists of small tufts of grass that do not spread by runners but by seed.
Our local programs include school gardens, booths at fairs and farmers markets, beautification projects, and maintaining a demonstration garden.
We often need to plan ahead; sometimes way ahead.
It’s said that the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago; but the second-best time is now. Fall and winter are good seasons for planting trees.
There are hundreds or more plants available to us that will attract hummingbirds.
I’ve never been to an airshow but I’ve been lucky to see some incredible aeronautic stunts in my backyard lately.
March 15th is a traditional planting date in the River Parishes. An early start may amount to bragging rights for the first tomato among friends.
So what’s a pesticide anyway? Well, it’s something we apply to kill (or sometimes repel) a pest.
Though Pappy had a special magic, I now know it’s not that hard to grow potatoes.
So I’ll surprise y’all this month with something not horticulture but poultry science – backyard chickens.Lots of people bought them this past spring.
Elections and hurricanes and COVID – oh my! My family and I just took a much-needed vacation to Tennessee, largely to relieve stress and stare at fall foliage
We can start planning (and planting) for fall. Soil preparation is the first thing you need to do.
Informational news article about satsumas and the Leaf-footed bug.
Information about common insects found around the home in the month of December
Newly Developed Landscape Plants Available to Louisiana Homeowners
Christmas is around the corner and always an exciting time for children and parents to go out and choose their Christmas tree. The attached file will give you some information on these varieties: Blue Spruce, Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Concolor Fir (White Fir), Douglas Fir, Noble Fir, Leyland Cypress, Arizona Cypress, Virginia Pine, and Scotch Pine. Also included is information about how to select and care for the trees.